IT systems and infrastructure are complex and expensive.
Most businesses are now in a 24x7x365 world without any room for error.
IT systems need to provide ever better protection and resilience against failure and data loss.
Applications typically have a working life far in excess of the system platform life and thus the IT systems will change over time whilst in operational use.
The design and implementation of highly available and secure systems requires a more disciplined approach to systems engineering than is common in the IT industry.
Leadership and collaboration are essential at all stages to ensure successful delivery and completion of the systems in a timely manner with minimal disruption.
This session will discuss some of the complexities and difficulties of leading mission-critical systems projects.